Biographies

STEWART, (ROBERT) MICHAEL MAITLAND 1906 - 1990
England

foreign secretary, was born on 6 November 1906 at Bromley, Kent, the only son of Robert Wallace Stewart DSc and Eva, née Blaxley. He was educated at Christ's Hospital Horsham and St John's College...

STILL, WILLIAM HENRY ROLAND 1912 - 1983
England

dentist, was born on 7 June 1912. He qualified as a Licenciate of the Royal College of Surgeons, England, in 1936. In 1937 he arrived at the Falkland Islands when his registration date for that...

STIRLING, WAITE HOCKIN 1829 - 1923
England

missionary and bishop, was born on 14 January 1829 in Dartmouth, Devon, the son of Thomas Stirling, a former naval officer who later served in the Coast Guard Service, and Anna Maria Burd Stirling,...

ST JOHNSTON, Sir (THOMAS) REGINALD 1881 - 1950
England

colonial secretary, was born in Edgbaston, Warwickshire on 8 June 1881, the son of Edward Cocks Johnston, surgeon. (The addition of 'St.' was a later affectation.)

He was educated at Queen...

STRANGE, IAN JOHN 1934 - 2018
England (also Falkland Islands)

naturalist, conservationist, wildlife artist and photographer was born on 20 July 1934 in Market Deeping in Lincolnshire, the son of Leonard and Vera Strange (neé Corfield). His father was a master...

STRONG, JOHN c 1654 - 1693
England

sea captain was born around 1654, probably the son of John Strong and Barbara Houlditch of Totnes, Devon. In 1678 he married a widow, Mary Hulcombe, who already had a daughter, and in 1689 Agnes, a...

STURDEE, Sir FREDERICK CHARLES DOVETON 1859 - 1925
England

admiral, was born into a naval family on 9 June 1859 at Charlton, London SE.

His father was Captain Frederick Rannie Sturdee RN and his mother Anna Frances the daughter of a Colonel Hodson, the...

SULIVAN, Sir BARTHOLOMEW JAMES 1810 - 1890
England

naval officer, hydrographic surveyor and farmer, was born on 18 November 1810 at Tregew in the parish of Mylor on the banks of Falmouth Harbour, the eldest son of Captain Thomas Ball Sulivan and...

SUMMERS, PHILIP GEORGE (Phil) 1925 - 1991
Falkland Islands

civil servant, was born in Stanley on 10 November 1925, second son of Sidney Summers and Alice, née Lanning. He and his older brother Len were educated at the Government School, Stanley. His father...

SUMMERS, RONALD WATSON b 1947
Scotland

ornithologist and ecologist, was born in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland on 26 June 1947, the eldest son of Dr Ronald Summers and Doris Summers, née Bulloch. He went to school at Morgan Academy,...

SWINHOE, ERNEST JOHN 1870 - after 1913
England

farm manager, was born near Bishop Auckland, Co Durham on 9 May 1870, the son of William Swinhoe and his wife Annie Elizabeth, née Fletcher. Ernest was educated at the National School in Maryport...

TABARIS HIGHLANDERS -1939
Argentina

The Tabaris Highlanders were a group of volunteers from the Anglo-Argentine community who arrived in Stanley shortly after the beginning of World War II, intending to assist in the defence of the...

TERRISS, (MARY) ELLALINE (real name Lewin) 1871 - 1971
Falkland Islands

actress and singer, was born on 13 April 1871 in Stanley, the daughter of William Charles TERRISS (an actor whose real name was Lewin) and his wife Isabel, née Lewis, whose stage name was Amy...

TERRISS, WILLIAM (real name LEWIN) 1847 - 1897
England

actor and colonist, was born in St John's Wood, London on 20 February 1847 the son of George Herbert Lewin, an affluent barrister and Mary, née Friend. By the time he was sixteen, Terriss (to use...

THE GREENSHIELDS FAMILY
Falkland Islands (also Scotland)
First Generation

Robert Greenshields, the original colonist (1829-1878), was born in Howgate, Carmichael, Lanarkshire on 11 December 1829, the second son of the six children of Thomas Robert...

THE LUXTON FAMILY
England
The First Generation

William Luxton (1840-1881), a mason, was born in Petrockstow, Devon.

He joined the Royal Marines and whilst serving on HMS Hero was valet to the Prince of Wales (later King...

THE PITALUGA FAMILY
Gibraltar
The First Generation

Andrez Pitaluga was the son of Benito and Celestina, née Spinola, and was born in Gibraltar on 26 September 1822. The family were originally fishermen, from Sestri di Ponente...

THOMAS, HUGH fl 1901 - 1921
Wales

FIC marine superintendent, came from North Wales, probably the seaside town of Nefyn.

He first arrived in Stanley in command of the Welsh owned four masted barque Kate Thomas on 17 September 1900....

THOMPSON, WILLOUGHBY HARRY (Tommy) 1919 - 2018
England

colonial secretary, was born in Astwood Bank, Worcestershire on 3 December 1919, the son of Willoughby Thompson and Dorothy Markham Thompson, née Lowe.

His father died when he was two and his...

TICKELL, WILLIAM LANCELOT NOYES (Lance) 1930 - 2014
England

biologist, was born in Coventry on 21 October 1930, the eldest of three children of Francis Oscar Tickell and Amy Louise, née Noyes.

After a nomadic childhood, he attended Lawrence Sheriff School,...

TOASE, AIDAN EDWARD 1918-2009
England

Captain Royal Marines; DSC, was born on15 July 1918 in Halifax, West Yorkshire. He was the eldest son of Canon Edward J Toase, MA; (1889-1965) Rector of Ashill, near Swaffham, Norfolk and of his...

TRAVIS, GEORGE 1844 - 1912
England

official and philatelist, was born at Tetney (Lincs) and baptised on 24 September 1844, the son of Thomas and Mary Travis of Westfield Farm.

He worked for two firms in the City of London, before...

TRENDALL, ALEC FRANCIS 1928 - 2013
England

geologist, was born on 8 December 1928 in Enfield.

In 1932 his family moved to India, where the environment of his first school, in Darjeeling, left a lasting love of mountains. Returning to...

TUCKER, CYRIL JAMES 1911 - 1992
England

bishop, was born in London on 11 November 1911, the son of Henry Calesdine Tucker and Lilian Beatrice, née Ridgewell.

After gaining his degree at St Catherine's College Cambridge in 1933, where he...

TYSSEN, JOHN 1811 - 1893
England

naval officer in charge, was born on 25 December 1811. He passed for lieutenant in 1831 and was promoted to that rank on 20 March 1832. After serving in various ships, he was appointed to the 46...